Sunday, July 30, 2006

Introduction

My first 23 years of life were a fairy-tale. I had no true troubles, was and still am surrounded by a wonderful family, and I managed to get a pretty sweet education. I discovered my passion for painting and drawing and realized this was the way I would attempt to earn a living. In September of 2005, I moved back home to Phoenix from Chicago, in the hopes of establishing my career, and things were beginning to take hold. Then, a couple of months later, I came down with what seemed like the flu. Lo and behold, fast-forward 8 months I still am sick, trying to recover from the initial illness(mononucleosis we finally found out). I'm diagnosed with post viral fatigue, and have gone through such terrible fatigue, coupled with severe and long-lasting headaches in the back of my head, and crazy bouts of nausea to boot. Leaving the house is still very difficult for me. The illness has crushed my abilities, I couldn't hold a 10 hour a week job, let alone work on my art, or participate in any physical activity. The physical symptoms can be excruciating, but it's the mental part that can be the most daunting. The endlessness of illness is probably the most frightening prospect. At this point I dream of the day I can walk around and feel alright, and enjoy life to the fullest once again. The main reason I wanted to start a blog was really to just share thoughts and opinions, and hopefully find some connection with people, since this sickness has left me isolated to a degree I have never before experienced. This blog won't be about complaining, instead it'll really be about exploring new things, whether they are in music, art, film, history, philosophy, really quite open I hope.

2 comments:

artgyrl said...

Wow. You're off to a great start with being a prolific blogger. It's unfortunate to hear about your illness, but it's also refreshing, and quite inspiring, to see that you're not wallowing in self-pity, and are continuing to experience life in a different way. I'm glad you like my art, and appreciate you linking me. It's funny, I just recently started posting all this art in my blog, when you found me. I find your blog interesting as well, and I'll definitely be checking back.

bikeparts said...

Thank you! I really enjoy checking out your art. Blogging is nice, it's a nice way to eat up time!